Twilight Author Stephenie Meyer's Novel 'The Chemist' Heading to TV

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Stephenie Meyer is returning to television — and we're not talking about MTV's 8646th Twilight marathon, either. Tomorrow Studios is set to develop Meyer's conspiracy thriller The Chemist as a television series. Meyer and Meghan Hibett are set to produce through their Fickle Fish Films banner, alongside Tomorrow Studios' Marty Adelstein and Becky Clements.

"Stephenie is one of the most prolific authors of our time with her unique portrayal of heroines that resonate with readers and television viewers around the world, and we look forward to working with her and Meghan on bringing the The Chemist to television."

– Adelstein

Originally published by Little Brown and Company in 2016, here's an overview of Meyer's The Chemist:

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In this gripping page-turner, an ex-agent on the run from her former employers must take one more case to clear her name and save her life.

She used to work for the U.S. government, but very few people ever knew that. An expert in her field, she was one of the darkest secrets of an agency so clandestine it doesn't even have a name. And when they decided she was a liability, they came for her without warning.

Now she rarely stays in the same place or uses the same name for long. They've killed the only other person she trusted, but something she knows still poses a threat. They want her dead, and soon.

When her former handler offers her a way out, she realizes it's her only chance to erase the giant target on her back. But it means taking one last job for her ex-employers. To her horror, the information she acquires only makes her situation more dangerous.

Resolving to meet the threat head-on, she prepares for the toughest fight of her life but finds herself falling for a man who can only complicate her likelihood of survival. As she sees her choices being rapidly whittled down, she must apply her unique talents in ways she never dreamed of.

Hibbett and Meyer have produced Austenland and the soon-to-be-released Down a Dark Hall through their Fickle Fish banner. Tomorrow Studios also has a number of projects in play: TNT drama series Good Behavior, starring Michelle Dockery; and Snowpiercer, starring Jennifer Connelly and Daveed Diggs; as well as Amazon series Hanna.

Source: Deadline Hollywood

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